8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
On one of our field trips we painted at the Jardins de Cap Roig, a nearby botanical garden. This was originally the home and haven of a couple, a Russian colonel and an English Decorator. They built their dream home (a.k.a. castle) and created these lush 17 hectacre gardens overlooking the sea. It's a very peaceful place with great views of the lush foliage, looking out over the Mediterranean.
While there, I did a demo of Spanish Garden painting above. It was done with water based oils, which I had never used before, but one of my students was using that so she let me borrow her materials so I could show her the demo in her own medium.
I loved the rich pink flowers set against the dark background of the bush casting a shadow from above so did a close up of just a portion of this plant aiming to keep it loose, fresh and impressionistic.
If you'd like to join me on a future painting adventure, the next one coming up is in Tuscany September 24- October 1, 2016. More information can be found on this flyer. Click here.